Truly for You

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Truly for You
Studio album by The Temptations
Released October 15, 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B
Length

39:02

Label = Gordy
Producer Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Suzee Ikeda (exec.)
The Temptations chronology
Back to Basics
(1983)
Truly for You
(1984)
Touch Me
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Truly for You is a 1984 album by American R&B vocal group the Temptations, released on Motown Records' Gordy label.

This is the first full Temptations album to feature Ali-Ollie Woodson (credited simply as "Ollie Woodson"), who joined the group in 1983 to replace Dennis Edwards. The album was produced by Earth, Wind & Fire members Al McKay and Ralph Johnson. Included on the album is the #2 R&B hit single "Treat Her Like a Lady", the #14 R&B hit "My Love Is True (Truly For You)", and the minor R&B hit "How Can You Say That It's Over".

Track listing[edit]

Superscripts denote lead singers for each track: (a) Ali-Ollie Woodson, (b) Ron Tyson, (c) Richard Street, (d) Melvin Franklin, (e) Otis Williams.

All selections produced, arranged, and conducted by Al McKay and Ralph Johnson.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Running" (Phillip Ingram, Zane Giles, Tony Haynes – 3:28 a
  2. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Otis Williams, Ali-Ollie Woodson) – 4:40 a
  3. "How Can You Say That It's Over" (Tom Keane, Mike Himelstein) – 6:05 b, a
  4. "My Love is True (Truly for You)" (Williams, Ron Tyson, Victor Carstarphen) – 6:08 b, e

Side two[edit]

  1. "Memories" (Don Freeman, David Batteau) – 4:39 a
  2. "Just to Keep You in My Life" (William Durham, Lorrin Bates) – 4:23 b
  3. "Set Your Love Right" (Tyson, Carstarphen) – 5:09 a
  4. "I'll Keep My Light in My Window" (Terri McFaddin, Leonard Caston) – 4:30 c

Personnel[edit]

Performers

Musicians

  • Michael Boddicker, Victor Carstarphen, Ronnie Foster: synthesizers and programming
  • Robbie Buchanan, Randy Kerber, Jerry Peters: keyboards
  • Paulinho da Costa, Ralph Johnson: percussion
  • Dean Gant: keyboards, synthesizers and programming, Moog bass synthesizer
  • Zane Giles, Johnny Graham, Paul M. Jackson, Jr., Al McKay: guitar
  • Ed Greene: drums
  • Phillip Ingram: Moog bass synthesizer
  • James Jamerson, Jr.: bass guitar
  • Fred Johnson: DMX drum programming

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1984 Truly for You 55 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
US
AC
UK
1984 "Treat Her Like a Lady" 48 2 12
1985 "My Love is True (Truly for You)" 14 84
"How Can You Say That it's Over" 81
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "The Temptations US albums/singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 

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